Haroldo Rodas is confirmed dead at the age of 74.
Haroldo was best known as a Guatemalan diplomat and politician.
Haroldo Rodas
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala
In office
January 14, 2008 – January 14, 2012
PresidentÁlvaro Colom
Preceded byGert Rosenthal
Succeeded byHarold Caballeros
Personal details
Born(1946-05-29)May 29, 1946
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died14 June 2020(2020-06-14) (aged 74)[1]
Guatemala City, Guatemala
NationalityGuatemalan
Alma materUniversidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
ProfessionEconomist
Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar (May 29, 1946 – June 14, 2020) was a Guatemalan economist, politician and diplomat. He served as foreign affairs minister in the cabinet of President Álvaro Colom, from January 14, 2008 to January 14, 2012. He was the only minister that served the four-year term. He previously served as vice-minister for foreign affairs from January 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992.
Rodas studied economics at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and a master's in international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to being appointed foreign minister, he had been the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) since April 1995.
He has also held positions with the United Nations Development Programme, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Union of Banana Exporting Countries, the Organization of American States, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He died on June 14, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Honors
Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon (Republic of China, 2008)
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